Within the without
Equal distance from both
Much of philosophy throughout history has explored ideas of duality. This takes on many forms, such as mind/body, subject/object, space/time, rationality/empiricism, true/false, etc. Although these polarities are useful models that can simplify perception and action, as fabricated constructs they may also serve to limit comprehension. Looking deeper into our consciousness, experiential development challenges our understanding of how and why anything exists. Such understanding requires going beyond concepts and ideas.
“Matter or mind, reality has appeared to us as a perpetual becoming. It makes itself or it unmakes itself, but it is never something made. Such is the intuition that we have of mind when we draw aside the veil which is interposed between our consciousness and ourselves.” – Henri Bergson
Imposes its rhythm
Matter considered as a cohesive unity must be a fluctuation rather than an object. Therefore, immediate experience and instinctual aptitude become more significant than reason alone when comprehending reality. The essential distinction of organic existence is action embedded in time.
“The universe endures. The more we study the nature of time, the more we shall comprehend that duration means invention, the creation of forms, the continual elaboration of the absolutely new.” – Henri Bergson
Where hip meets
Elegance and style
A trip to the city involves a massive influx of hyper-stimulation, even at the operation base. With the hotel functioning as the center of the event episode, lines of exploration spread in a Cartesian grid, delineating the topological experience. Cultural consciousness and unconsciousness situated in space and time support duality design of subject and object. Dependent on the exterior presentation process, although we cannot escape our cognitive influence, we can continually redefine it.
“The essential thing is the continuous progress indefinitely pursued, an invisible progress, on which each visible organism rides during the short interval of time given it to live.” – Henri Bergson
Causes in detail
Part and parcel
The process philosopher, Henri Bergson, endorsed a mystical trajectory by proposing that things are fundamentally dynamic, interconnected, and spontaneously morphing in increasing complexity. Walking in the great city and looking up, sympathy with this conception spawns. Massive human inorganic structures can seem to animate with a vital spirit – gathered and embedded into essential substance.
“We are free when our actions emanate from our total personality, when they express it, when they resemble it in the indefinable way a work of art sometimes does the artist.” – Henri Bergson
Skilled in the fine arts
In the lobby of the Eventi Hotel, in anticipation of metropolitan adventure, my creative friend composes. Becoming a certified visual artist comes with confident obligations and responsibilities. The artist must visualize the future by reconciling appearances with metaphysical reasoning, a transformative and progressive experience.
“Continuity of change, preservation of the past in the present, real duration–the living being seems, then, to share these attributes with consciousness. Can we go further and say that life, like conscious activity, is invention, is unceasing creation.” – Henri Bergson
Frames of knowledge
A comprehensive cross-sectional description of becoming must involve time and its associated experiential foundation. Thoughts function as mental processes situated in temporal sequence. As such, thoughts are an inescapable form of human experience. From this perspective, apriority must be dependent on experience. Thus, the distinction between a priori and a posteriori knowledge is only the relative amount of reason or reflection applied to immediate observation. The present moment becomes the dividing line of what come before projected into an expanded future potential of what comes after.
“Therein reside certain powers that are complementary to the understanding, powers of which we have only an indistinct feeling when we remain shut up in ourselves, but which will become clear and distinct when they perceive themselves at work, so to speak, in the evolution of nature.” – Henri Bergson
The supersensible situated in New York City reveals imagination as boundless and free! In the mind, we may conjure up anything, both found in existence and/or unfettered by actual existence. Thought examples outside of existence (beyond objective reality) include but are not limited to any kind of fiction (Yoda, God), illusion (color), dream (wish fulfillment), hallucination, or other delusional perception (a correctly sensed and interpreted stimulus is given some additional bizarre significance). Controlled photography can produce visions that record energy in ways that are beyond direct sensational experience.
“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility–these three forces are the very nerve of education.” – Rudolf Steiner
Act of life
We cannot escape the formulations of our intellect. Simultaneously observing life while totally immersed, as an active participant, is the philosophical way. This division of experience results in inextricable questions regarding how subjects (observers) relate to objects (entities). The interior conceptual world of conscious events is a mental process. However, the sensed external world is also perceived as a mitigated mental process. Although desirable when seeking the truth, transcending our own thought is impossible, even when thinking about thinking.
“In the transcendental Aesthetic we shall…first isolate sensibility, by taking away from it everything which the understanding thinks through in its concepts….Secondly, we shall also separate off from it everything which belongs to sensation, so that nothing may remain save the pure intuition and the mere form of appearances, which is all that sensibility can supply a priori.” – Immanuel Kant
This image marks the initiation of a new series, “In the Gallery,” investigating the transient experience offered by formal establishment of artistic approval. Knowledge and understanding of universal and eternal concepts that identify culturally sanctioned art objects can stimulate new creative effort.
“There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.” – Albert Einstein
Power of persuasion
A wondrous world of visual stimulation, available twenty-four-seven on the frenzied streets of NYC, stretches in every direction. During this active phase, most captures focus on motion/time studies of extent, ontological functioning within dynamic duration segmentation. Without a definitive objective attributed to existence, creating order out of perplexity offers solace.
“The tantalizing discomfort of perplexity is what inspires otherwise ordinary men and women to extraordinary feats of ingenuity and creativity; nothing quite focuses the mind like dissonant details awaiting harmonious resolution.” – Brian Greene